JUNIOR/U23 PROGRAM MANAGER
Hometown: North Easton, Mass.
College degree(s): Bachelor of Art in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.) in 1991; Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) in 1999
When did you start at USAT: 2006
Roles and responsibilities: I work closely with athletes between the ages of 13 and 23, who aspire to be Olympians. I manage our talent identification and development programs that focus on this age range, including the Regional Athlete Development Coordinators, Junior Elite race series, High Performance team program, and junior development camps. I frequently serve as a team leader for national team events, such as the PATCO Junior Championships and FISU World University Championships.
Favorite part about USAT: I really enjoy working with such highly motivated young people with big dreams. My colleagues are equally passionate about our mission, which gives our work meaning.
What keeps you busy in your free time: My daughters are swimmers (and budding triathletes), so much of my "free time" is devoted to their athletic pursuits. When my schedule is clear, I enjoying staying fit by trail running or cycling.
Favorite career moment: Leading our team to four podium finishes at the 2013 PATCO Junior Championships is a recent highlight. It was a great demonstration of how our development programs, supported by great coaches, have aligned to produce some really amazing young athletes. Watching my daughters develop as strong student-athletes is very important to me personally.